Tuesday, May 15, 2007

from 3/28/2007

I ended up hitting the Quiet Storm for dinner last night instead of cooking. I accidentally skipped lunch yesterday, and was too starving to wait to get fome and cook. I had the Tofu Pickle Salad and a side of mac-n-cheese. And, it was plenty for dinner, and also a snack later. (And, my favorite QS-waiter was working, and that's always a plus. He's a nice guy, and seems to really get into it. Plus, I once told him he was my favorite, and now he's extra-nice.)

I did make an "extreme snack" last night, though. I made homemade tortillas (from Heidi Swanson's recipe, but I forget whether it's in Super Natural Cooking or Cooking 1.0), used one (sliced in two) to make a pb&j sandwich, grilled it in a skillet along with some bananas, raspberry frozen yogurt and then sprinkled some toasted pine nuts on top. Oh man, oh man. It's definitely an occasional snack, but still. That was warm, oozy goodness.

I figured I earned it because I *finally* started sorting through the giant piles of clothes that have been crowding me out of my bedroom. I'm only about a quarter of the way through sorting, and I already filled three bags for giveaway. And, Mags and Ani actually picked them up for me last night, and Ani's taking them to a women's shelter. That rocks.

You should check out Swanson's blog. I love her!

I'm going to try that pesto method (on today's blog) this weekend. I love a good pesto. I could pretty much eat it slathered on everything.

I have to remember to stop by the library after work. I have a bunch of books ready to pick up. I'm most excited about Grub: ideas for an urban organic kitchen by Anna Lapp & Bryant Terry. Anna Lappe is the daughter of Frances Moore Lappe who wrote Diet For A Small Planet--which I'm also checking out, along with Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for A Small Planet, which they wrote together. I'm also checking out Egalia's Daughters: A Satire of the Sexes by Gerd Brantenberg, but it's not about food. Check out the synopsis:

From Publishers Weekly
Originally published in Norway in 1977, this anti-utopian feminist novel explores society's crevices and stands them on their heads. Humorous and deadly serious at the same time, Brantenberg presents mythical Egalsund where being fat is a virtue, especially to gain the "fatherhood protection" needed by the weakermalesex. Pastel beard bows are the rage, as are tulle dresses, depilation and an uncomfortable uplifting genital box called a "peho." Women Members of Parliament worry that the bonus pay for childbearing has sunk too low to encourage reproduction. Concrete details reflect the imaginative density of the novel: family names are Egg, Lizdaughter, Bosomby, etc.; spring songs celebrate men's physical charms; and a famous statue stares out to sea awaiting the return of his adventurous sea-faring wife. Not surprisingly, the oppressed men begin a Masculinist Movement, complete with peho burning. Their masculinist manifesto (which receives sneering reviews from the female literary world) jolts the reader as its utopian agenda brings us back full circle to our own society.

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